Silent Avant-Garde

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Silent Avant-Garde offers an essential collection of 21 short art film experiments in high-definition from 5K scans made of 35mm and 16mm picture elements. Highlights include brand new digital restorations of classic experimental films, The Enchanted City (1922), Return to Reason (1923), Ballet Mechanique (1924, 1931), The Twenty-Four Dollar Island (1925), Eisenstein Mexican Footage (1930), Escape, Synchromy No. 4 (1938), The Eclipse (1936-1949), Look Park (1973), and Tenga fe (2022).

Each film features a brilliant accompaniment of original silent film music specially prepared, composed, improvised and/or performed by a master of experimental new music. Silent Avant-Garde desires to focus on the creative possibilities of image, sound, and silence used in American-made experimental films of the 20th century.

THE FILMS:
TWENTY-FOUR DOLLAR ISLAND 1925, 14 min
EISENSTEIN MEXICAN FOOTAGE 1930, 5 min
ANÉMIC CINÉMA 1926, 7 min
PAS DE DEUX 1924, 4 min
VORKAPICH MONTAGE SEQUENCES 1928-1934, 5 min
A BRONX MORNING 1931, 14 min
LOOK PARK 1973, 10 min
LIFE AND DEATH OF 9413 1927, 14 min
HÄNDE 1927, 13 min
RETURN TO REASON 1923, 2 min
MANHATTA 1921, 12 min
BALLET MECHANIQUE 1924, 1931, 13 min
HEARTS OF AGE 1934, 8 min
ESCAPE 1938, 4 min
N.Y., N.Y. 1949-1958, 15 min
THE ECLIPSE 1936-1949, 21 min
TENGA FE 1906, 1922, 2022, 7 min
THE ENCHANTED CITY 1922, 12 min

ARTISTS-FILMMAKERS-DIRECTORS:
Robert J. Flaherty, Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Alexandrov, Eduard Tisse, Rrose Sélavy (pseudonym for Marcel Duchamp), Al Brick, Slavko Vorkapich, Jay Leyda, Ralph Steiner, Robert Florey, Miklós Bándy, Stella Simon, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand, Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy, William Vance, Orson Welles, Mary Ellen Bute, Theodore Nemeth, Francis Thompson, Joseph Cornell, George Melford, Bruce Posner, Charles Bryant, Gaston Velle, and Warren A. Newcombe.

MUSICIANS-COMPOSERS-PERFORMERS:
Donald Sosin, Gustavo Matamoros, John Alden Carpenter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jacob Druckman, Jacques Offenbach, Carlos Dominguez, Alex Lough, Marc Blitzstein, George Antheil, Guy Livingston, Paul Lehrman, Peter Breiner, Charles Amirkhanian, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leopold Stokowski, Gene Forrell, Rafael Audinot, Alberto de Bru, Cuarteto Caney, and Christian Wolff.

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Price: 

29,95 USD

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Publishing date: 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Runtime: 

188 min.

Discs: 

1

Region: 

A

Video: 

AVC

Resolution: 

1080p

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour & B&W

Sound: 

Sound